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The effect of prolonged occupation-related physical activity can induce stress and strain on the plantar heel pad. These strains can lead to the thickening of the human heel pad. The effect of occupation-related physical activity on the thickness of the Heel pad (HPT) was assessed among four classes of occupation-Labourers/farmers, Dancers, Athletes and an inactive class (control/normal group) in a southeast Nigerian population. Results show that the inactive class had the lowest values for HPTdoi:10.7439/ijbr.v4i8.274 fatcat:zncdoeh5rraw5cx4nmwgzb4hae